note: All information contained in this topic about
visas to New Zealand, is to be used as a guide only and are not
official information. We cannot guarantee they are correct.
For official and up-to-date information, see the official
website of New
Zealand Immigration official or web of the New
Zealand Embassy in your country.
are several situations
that "The Department
of Internal Affairs"
citizenship to people
not born in
New Zealand. One would be for
a child of a person proven
to be New Zealander,
who was born in another
the person would
have been born in the
Pacific Islands and Cook
Islands, Niue, Tokelau, or
1 January 2006 (when
islands were administered
by New Zealand). And
the most common situation is
the case of people
and granted Permanent
Residence. For this
last mentioned case
there are two
permit before April
21, 2005, and has
lived in NZ
for over three
years. 2) the person
after the above
date and has lived
for more than five
years in New Zealand. There
are some other situations of
it does not matter here.
the law, a
person can apply for NZ Citizenship,
lived in NZ
for 5 years after
the application for permanent
residency was granted.
Besides that it is requested
that the person wants
to continue living in
NZ after being
Other requirements are
to understand and speak English
have good character
problems with the
the period as a resident.
To apply, the person who fulfills the
requirements, have to pay a fee
and fill out the form. The Department
of Internal Affairs DIA has the links for form and
fees, a person in the charge of your application will contact you and send the list of documents to be provided
NZ citizenship is approved, will be marked a ceremony
of the Certificate of Citizenship, the mayor of his town, where a group, everyone will have to swear to obey the laws of New Zealand, and swear allegiance to the Queen of England. The oath follows, and is called the "Oath of Allegiance"
( name) swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of New Zealand, Her heirs and successors according to the law, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of New Zealand and fulfil my duties as a New Zealand citizen. So help me
God". (help me God no need to say this if
a person is not religious).
At the end of the ceremony, at the exit, you may be stopped to register as a voter, what is required. But voting in New Zealand is not mandatory,only those
people who want to vote.
Note 2: When you become Newzealander, you do not lose the
other citizenship you had before.
Note 3: With the certificate Citizenship, you already can
get your New Zealand Passport.
For more information
about New Zealand citizenship please see the Website of the NZ
Department of Internal Affairs, or send your questions to:
Freephone: 0800 22 51 51 (New Zealand only)
Phone: (+64 4) 474-8123 (from overseas)
Fax: (+64 4) 382-3406
|Big John after
Citizenship ceremony, received the congratulations of more than 40 million sheep
living in New Zealand. He was so excited, he spent more than a week without sleep counting one by one.